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AP Top International News At 9:37 a.m. EDT

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power....

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee....

WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March....

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse....

Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps....

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master....

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday....

AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested....

Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa....

Suicide bomber targets Egyptian army post, kills 5
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into an army checkpoint in restive Sinai, close to the borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel, killing five soldiers and wounding 16....

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Africa
Momentum builds in Rwanda to ban BBC

Asia
US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

Europe
UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances

Middle East
Suicide bomber targets Egyptian army post, kills 5





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